Re: Urgent :Dual boot Debian+Mandrake with lilo
i get the error
demo:/boot# mount -t ext3 /dev/hda1 /mnt/
mount: fs type ext3 not supported by kernel
cnad when i check my cat /proc/filesystems
demo:/boot# cat /proc/filesystems
> On Thursday 22 July 2004 01:55 pm, Vijaya S wrote:
> > Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
> > /dev/hda1 * 1 21164 10666624+ 83 Linux
> > /dev/hda2 21165 23287 1069992 5 Extended
> > /dev/hda3 23288 42663 9765504 83 Linux
> > /dev/hda5 21165 23287 1069960+ 82 Linux swap
> > I want to edit lilo to get both Mandrake and Debian in the bootloader
> > menu.
> > How can i get my Mandrake back ..I cannot boot Mandrake again.
> I assume you want to boot Mandrake with a Mandrake-tweaked kernel, and Debian
> with a Debian-tweaked kernel, yes? (Recommended.)
> You'll have to do more than the last poster implied.
> First, make a copy of /etc/lilo.conf before you start screwing with it.
> cp /etc/lilo.conf /etc/lilo.conf.saveass
> Now, the easiest thing is to pick ONE distro to manage your boot loader.
> Either Mandrake or Debian. You'll drive yourself nuts trying to keep up with
> two copies of lilo.conf on two different partitions. Let one manage the boot
> loader, and tell the other one to ignore the boot loader whenever
> Next, I create a mountpoint for Mandrake and mount it:
> mkdir /mandrake # to create a new mountpoint
> mount -t auto /dev/hda1 /mandrake # or add an entry to /etc/fstab
> Verify that you see stuff in /mandrake/boot
> Now, if you're using Debian to manage this, its default lilo.conf will
> probably set you up to install the boot block to a partition, rather than a
> device. If you have something like
> # Specifies the boot device
> You probably want to change it to:
> # Specifies the boot device
> (Why? I'm not sure, really. It has always worked for me the way I suggest,
> while I've had problems doing it the Debian way.)
> Then you'll have something like:
> Change it to:
> When you get down into this bit here (whatever yours says) stick a root= in
> here for this stanza:
> # These images were automagically added. You may need to edit something.
> label="DEB 2.4.23-0"
> Then you just add a Mandrake stanza like:
> (That should probably work. Mandrake sets up and maintains symlinks
> so /boot/vmlinuz->your-real-kernel and so forth.)
> Then run /sbin/lilo -v to verify this worked. Remember that I haven't done
> this in ages, so I may have gotten something wrong. Please forgive me if I
> have. The underlying principle is that you want to use the kernel from the
> Mandrake partion to install the entry for Mandrake. If you just used /boot
> for both, you'd be booting Mandrake with a Debian kernel, which would break
> automount and perhaps other things.
> If something went wrong, you can
> cp -f /etc/lilo.conf.saveass /etc/lilo.conf
> /sbin/lilo -v
> to get back to where you started.
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